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Best way to Advertise to College Students

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by MarkI, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. MarkI

    MarkI Regular Member

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    Hi

    I have a website and it's in the educational niche, what would be the best way to advertise to college students?

    I'm looking to reach all across the nation, so offline marketing wouldn't really work for me, also this niche is really specific, so it's hard to find good keywords to use. I only know about 4 sites like this one.
     
  2. amber0855

    amber0855 Junior Member

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    Facebook, myspace, twitter and other social networks would be good places to start.

    You can either pay for ads or black hat it... depending on your budget.
     
  3. figgity

    figgity Junior Member

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    Even though you are trying to have nationwide reach, you could still do up a bunch of fliers and drop them joints off at your local community colleges and universities.
     
  4. Italian Hawk

    Italian Hawk Power Member

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    Starting within your community would be a great place, especially if your site requires a member base to get off it's feet and make the site more appealing to others (such as a forum). Not to mention, if you interest college students in the area and this is something that can go viral the students will likely tell high school friends who will in turn tell their college friends ect ect.

    That's how I'd do it. Course, if you're just advertising a product or service that wouldn't spread through word of mouth using targetted facebook ads and myspace ads would be very successful.
     
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    keinehabe Supreme Member

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    targeting it's the key , actually not only for this type of product like OP said he have , ( I think I said before on the forum the thing with the mirror .... - go to any mirror and ask yourself '' who will be interested to buy this product which I have for sale now ?'' , then when you have the answer , easy ... practice it ... ) on us actually most of colleges / highschools , have their own boards / chatrooms guestbooks , and other geeks places like this ;) ... it's can't be hard to do that at the end of the day ...
     
  6. rikenji

    rikenji Newbie

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    Join and search for groups of clubs and especially niches such as a club group page.
    Join, add people and spam.
     
  7. lucas131

    lucas131 Registered Member

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    Try google adwords targeted on sites like collegehumor and similar, many of them have ads
     
  8. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    If your looking to do some hard core black hatting I might be able to supply you with valid college emails and other information about them.

    I already have 5K+ addresses harvested and could easily get tons more if the price is right. ;)
     
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    Quotamane Newbie

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    All the social media sites are a given, but I'm looking for a list of forums (like this one I guess), that are geared towards the educational/collegiate space. Certain websites or forums that obviously aren't exclusive to the student bodies in various institutions. Are there any sites like this?

    Also, to the_demon---I am very interesting in speaking w/ you about your list of valid college emails. We are launching an educational tool, and having a bunch of contact emails like that would be pretty awesome!


    Thanks,